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For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Jesse Jackson slams Obama!

"See, Barack [has] been talking down to black people . . . I wanna cut his [testicles] out," Jackson said. His whispered comments - accompanied by his hand-miming a cutting motion - were picked up by a live mike before an interview on health care in Fox News Channel's Chicago studio Sunday. (video available here)

How serious is this? Does this likely demonstrate Jackson's real feelings toward Obama, as well as his concern that he will become irrelevant if the junior senator from Illinois wins in November?

After all, how do you convince your fellow African-Americans that the U.S. is racist and the game is rigged against them when there's a black man in the White House? Certainly doesn't seem that an Obama victory will be good for Jesse's business, does it?

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